PCR evidence for Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in synovium in absence of positive serology.

 American College of Rheumatology, Vol 40,9, Branigan P; Rao J; 1997 PCR evidence for 
Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in synovium in absence of positive serology. Suppl, Rao J; Gerard H; 
Sept, p.S270 Hudson A; Williams W; Arayssi T; Pando J; Bayer M; Rothfuss S; .PCR evidence for 
Borrelia has been identified in synovial biopsies of patients with clinical pictures that had not 
initially suggested Lyme disease. Clayburne G; Sieck M; Schumacher HR.
All [6 PCR-positive] patients were negative for antibodies to Borrelia and some were PCR 
positive in synovium despite previous treatment with antibiotics




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